5 Great Gardening Resources any Everett-area Gardener will Love
Cabbage worms got you down? Are you constantly pulling up weeds? As amazing and rewarding as gardening can be, it's a lot of work. There is a lot to know to have a successful garden, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite go-to resources to help you out.
Not sure how and when to prune your hydrangea? Does it bloom on old growth or new growth? Sign up for a free class at Sunnyside Nursery. They offer classes ranging from how to prune to vegetable gardening. If they don’t have the class you need, you can probably ask one of the friendly staff for advice—they’d be happy to help.
3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville, WA 98270
Chipdrop is a program to help make it easier for gardeners to get wood chips from arborists. Wood chips are a frugal mulching option to keep weeds down and retain moisture in your soil. It is super easy to sign up online and receive a truckload of wood chips delivered. Of course, there is the hard part, which is spreading all that free mulch around. Check out Chipdrop’s website and read all the details before requesting a delivery because you get what they deliver and it could be up to 20 yards! Your neighbors might be grateful if you share.
Got green crawly bugs? A loss of foliage? Purple-rimmed spots on your leaves? Don’t panic— call or visit the Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic. Master Gardeners are volunteer experts trained in the science and art of gardening. They love what they do and want to help you.
Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic
600 128th St. SE, Everett 98208
Soil Testing and More
Why are your carrots always so small? Why are the cucumber leaves turning yellow? The first thing to do is to get your soil tested. Snohomish Conservation District can help you with information and soil testing. They also offer a lot of other services, including selling rain barrels, and their do-not-miss annual native plant sale in February.
Snohomish Conservation District
528 91st Ave NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258
Suppose you’ve got a hatchback and want to plant a tree on your right of way in the City of Everett. No worries. Pick a tree from the city’s list of approved trees and submit your request online. The city will purchase the tree, dig and prepare the hole and even plant the tree for you if you want. You will need to take care of your tree, and the city has information about how to do that on their website.
Everett Tree Program
Patrick Mitchell, M&O Supervisor-Streets
Thanks for reading! If you happen to be prepping your garden for a possible home sale this year, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime. We can help advise you on preparing your home, from gardening to any needed repairs- we’ve seen it all and have close relationships with local contractors. We’re here to help!
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